Pushing the Boundaries of Valve Position Indication

ThinkTop V20, the next generation of hygienic valve indication units from Alfa Laval, is driving digital transformation within the process industries.  Moving valve position monitoring into the Industry 4.0 era delivers competitive advantage. With automation, digitalization and real-time communication, the ThinkTop V20 raises the bar on process control, making it more reliable and accurate while…


Scalable Carbon Capture Technology Becomes a Reality

Effective carbon capture will no longer be reserved for large-scale operations in heavy industries, after Ingersoll Rand and Aqualung partnered to design a modular, scalable, and instantly deployable carbon capture solution. The two companies have signed a Head of Agreement (HoA) contract underlining their commitment to harvesting more sustainable energy resources and are already on…

FM Magazine

The Implications of the IETF for Energy Intensive Users

Jodie Eaton, CEO of Shell Energy, considers the grant funding programme for energy intensive sectors introduced by the UK’s Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF). On 13 February, the United Kingdom government announced the recipients of more than £12m in grant funding to help energy intensive industries cut their carbon emissions and streamline energy costs. Awarded…


Cushman & Wakefield Advises on Sale of Iconic Industrial Building in Otay Mesa

Cushman & Wakefield has advised an Ares Management Real Estate fund over the sale of a 601,103-square-foot multi-tenant industrial building in the Otay Mesa submarket of San Diego, California. Located at 2020 Piper Ranch Rd, the fully leased Class A asset is considered one of San Diego’s largest iconic industrial buildings. The facility was acquired…


1.8 MSF Industrial Project Announced for Otay Mesa

A new 1.8 million-square-foot (MSF) industrial, warehousing and distribution complex is to be developed at Otay Mesa in San Diego, California, by a joint-venture between Elevation Land Company and a real estate fund advised by Crow Holdings Capital. Strategically located in San Diego’s South County adjacent to the U.S.-Mexico international border, the Otay Business Park…


Doosan B60NX/B80NS Heavy-lifting Electric Trucks

Doosan has added two high-capacity electric model ranges to its NXE Series of counterbalance forklift trucks for industrial applications. Both ranges feature a compact new design for greater manoeuvrability in tight spaces and are built to Doosan’s exacting standards on durability and robust, reliable performance. The powerful B80NS Available in capacities from 8.0 to 10.0…


Pfannenberg to Showcase Alarm Solutions at IIAR Natural Refrigeration Conference & Heavy Equipment Expo 2023

Meet Us at Booth #756 To Understand How to Comply with New Regulations.


Cushman & Wakefield Strengthens Industrial Real Estate Capability in Arizona

Cushman & Wakefield has added two more talented commercial real estate brokers to its industrial sales and leasing teams in Phoenix, Arizona. Joining the firm are Micki Strain, Managing Director, who will specialize in institutional industrial investment sales, and Foster Bundy, Senior Associate, who will focus on industrial leasing and private capital sales. Strain will…


Specifying Woven Narrow Fabrics for Demanding Applications

Highly engineered woven narrow fabrics can be a substrate for critical highway, industrial and machinery processes requiring superior performance characteristics according to Ted Fetterman, VP Sales & Marketing, Bally Ribbon Mills. Woven narrow fabrics can serve as structure or substrate for components in critical customer applications that require superior properties. End product designers and engineers…


Speculative Arizona Logistics Center Development Signs Tenant

Cushman & Wakefield has brokered a full-building lease totaling 1,156,860 square feet with Logistics Plus, Inc. (LP) at Sarival Logistics Center, a new industrial development in Glendale, Arizona. The building was constructed on a speculative basis and represents the first phase of a larger development which can accommodate over 2 million square feet of industrial…


Factory of the Year 2022

Siemens’ Smart Infrastructure production facility in Zug, Switzerland, has been named winner in the “Excellence in Supply Chain Resilience” category of this year’s Factory of the Year (Fabrik des Jahresin) Awards. The awards are organised by international management consultancy firm, Kearney. Siemens was recognised for supply chain resilience and preventive risk management practices in the…


Catalyst Management to Improve Manufacturing Uptime

A new service introduced in the UK from Veolia is targeting the process chemical and steel sectors which rely on catalysts for manufacturing a range of products. According to the resource management company, manufacturing sites using its catalyst management service will benefit from increased plant efficiencies, and enhanced safety performance. Delivered by specialist handling teams,…


Pacific Industrial Completes One of Salt Lake City’s Biggest Single-Building Industrial Sales

Pacific Industrial has sold a 824,320 square foot logistics centre in Salt Lake City to developer Principal Global Investors in a transaction advised by Cushman & Wakefield. The recently completed Pacific Summit Logistics Center is a single industrial facility totaling 824,320 square feet located at 885 N John Cannon Drive. The developer, a Southern California-based…


Construction to Start at £26M Lancashire Industrial Park Project

Building work commencing in December will deliver 405,000 sq ft of industrial and commercial space at a new £26 million industrial and commercial park on the historic 21-acre Botany Bay site in Chorley, Lancashire. On completion, the new development will feature 33 units for light industrial and commercial use ranging in size from 1,000 sq…

Net Zero

ROCKWOOL to Trial Green Hydrogen

ROCKWOOL is piloting hydrogen as a power source for its Bridgend factory in the United Kingdom under an initiative which is being funded by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s (BEIS) Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. The project which is part of BEIS’ wider Industrial Hydrogen Accelerator programme, is a partnership between ROCKWOOL Ltd,…

Case Studies

A Case Study from China: Reusing Industrial Wastewater in Cooling Towers

Sinopec Chongqing SVW Chemical Company (SVW) recently introduced an initiative to continuously improve water reuse and recycling at its chemical plant in Chongqing, China, supported by Ecolab. Recycle wastewater for use in cooling towers at the factory aligns the company with Chinese government’s efforts to conserve energy and reduce emissions. Actions Ecolab’s water and process…

Net Zero

Lowering Energy Costs for Tenants with Solar

Greater Manchester property business George Moss & Sons Ltd which celebrated its centenary in 2020 has pledged support for commercial tenants struggling with energy bills by investing £500k in new solar panel installations. The family business owns and manages 620,000 sq.ft. of prime industrial property on the Moss Industrial Estate on St. Helen’s Road in…


Innovative Industrial Safety Manifesto to be Unveiled at GMIS America

Launched as a partnership with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Lloyd’s Register Foundation and the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS), in collaboration with Cambridge University’s Cambridge Industrial Innovation Policy (CIIP), Global Initiative for Industrial Safety (GIFIS) has brought together industry leaders from across the world to develop the first-ever Industrial Safety Manifesto,…


Wells Fargo Strengthens Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust’s Property Programme with Flexible Debt Finance

abrdn plc’s Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust (AIPUT) has secured £350m of new debt financing from Wells Fargo to deliver a transformational investment programme for its prime industrial real estate portfolio in the United Kingdom. The new Facility which consists of a split-term loan and revolving credit facility structure with an initial committed term of…


Pittsburgh to Host Inaugural Edition of GMIS America

The UAE-sponsored Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (GMIS) has selected Pittsburgh to host the inaugural edition of GMIS America from September 28–30, 2022. Scheduled to be opened by The Hon Thomas Wolf, Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, GMIS America will convene experts from governments and the private sector in Pittsburgh to spearhead discussions that…


Charitable Foundation to Donate Proceeds from US $37M Sale of North Hollywood Industrial Park

Cushman & Wakefield has advised charitable foundation, The Ben B. and Joyce E. Eisenberg Foundation, on the disposal of a fully leased industrial park totaling 139,567 square feet in North Hollywood, California, with all proceeds from the sale to support the foundation’s charitable activities. Known as the Sherman Way Industrial Center, the multi-tenant property consists…

Life Safety

Pfannenberg Launches World’s Brightest Stack Light

Pfannenberg has unveiled the BR50 Series Stacklight™, a visual indicators of a machine’s status for industrial machinery operatives which it claimms as the brightest on the market, outshining its own legacy range of stack light LEDs by 10,000 per cent. The solution features an online configuration tool that makes it easier to design a simple…


Linde Selects STRABAG PFS for Bavarian IFM Contracts

Linde GmbH has appointed STRABAG PFS subsidiary, STRABAG Building and Industrial Services GmbH, to deliver a range of integrated hard and soft FM services at three production sites in Bavaria, following a competitive tender process. A M&E contract was signed on 1 June, with a second contract governing building fabric and infrastructure agreed on 1…


Veolia Boosts Maintenance and Industrial Capabilities with Technology

Veolia, has extended the capabilities of its Industrial Site Services (ISS) team with the introduction of the latest vehicle technologies. By limiting any process downtime these will also help industrial sites to boost cost-efficient productivity. Designed to tackle complex site process cleaning projects in sectors such as petrochemical, water utility, chemical, food and beverage and…


Leadec UK Certified to ISO 41001:2018 – Facility Management

Following an intensive audit, Leadec Ltd, the UK subsidiary of the Stuttgart-based global industrial facility servics and engineering infrastructure provider, Leadec Holding, has achieved certification to ISO 41001:2018 – the first standard of its kind for facilities management. “We are delighted to be one of the very few organizations who have achieved this standard. It…


HID Global Acquires Vizinex RFID

Expand Portfolio of High-Performance Passive RFID Tags


Triplett Launches Environmental Particle Counter for IAQ Monitoring

Simultaneously measures 6 channels of particle sizes down to 0.3 microns

Life Safety

How Sprinklers Saved a Warehouse

Iain Cox, Chair of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, explains how an automatic sprinkler system in a warehouse in Leicestershire in England helping the fire service extinguish a fire and prevent further damage. A fire broke out in the storage area of warehouse premises in Hudson Way, Magna Park at 9:30pm on Thursday, March 16th with…

Life Safety

RoSPA Recognition for Actavo

Actavo has secured four awards in acknowledgement of its work in the area of health and safety at the annual Health and Safety Awards organised by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) in the UK. Three of the awards recognise the strategic operations partner which offers services globally across a diverse range…


Raising a Glass to Warehouse Automation

Warehouse automation is helping the beverage industry combat new commercial pressures in the post-pandemic era, says Paul Freeman, Head of Logistics Solutions for Toyota Material Handling. With increasingly fickle consumers demanding new brands and flavours all the time, drink manufacturers are continuously looking to add to their product offerings. As a result, across the beverage…

Corporate Social Responsibility

The Business of Health Equity

A major new report from the UCL Institute of Health Equity (UCL-IHE) and Legal & General lays a roadmap for the role of industry in ‘levelling up’ the United Kingdom, and examines the evidence of how businesses affect health and what they can do to improve health equity.  In the past, businesses have often been…

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